My name is Rob Cockerham. I build stuff that isn't particularly valuable, except for in the lessons I learn while I'm building them.
Please select one of the images below and read the inspiring stories behind the Incredible Stuff I Made.


Disneyland Costume

A costume of the entire Disneyland Map


Patio Cover Canopy

The fabric canopy from a backyard shade structure


Patio Umbrella Canopy

Replacing the fabric on a Patio Umbrella


Spinning Tornado Costume

Spinning Tornado costume


Scott's AT-ST Costume Build

An AT-ST Walker from Return of the Jedi


Balloon Hut

Hanging party attraction


No Costume 2011

But I'll still compete


QR Code Costume

Giant QR Code costume


Feather Pinwheel

Building a pinwheel from natural materials


Paparazzi Costume #2

Molding photographers heads and a dozen flashing cameras


Solid Ice Beer Caddy

A beer-bottle holder or serving tray molded in ice.


Greg's Whiplash Costume

From Iron Man 2 movie


Lloyd Dobbler Costume

John Cusack's boombox-carrying character from Say Anything


The Best Costume Builds on the Net

The Best Costumes and Build logs on the Internet


The Money You Could be Saving with Gieco Costume

Stack of Money with eyes Costume Build


Scott's Tauntaun Costume Build

Luke Skywalker on a Tauntaun Costume


Urban Garden

Clearing soil and preparing an urban garden in discarded planter urns


Kindling Wooden Reading Device

A laser-cut wooden Kindle


DTV Converter Box

How to prepare your aluminum foil helmet to resist digital television signals


Fiber Optics from Household Items

An attempt to make fiber optic cables from fishing line and other items


The Fireworks Cyclone

Trying to make fireworks more enjoyable by placing them into a spinning column of air


Fire from a Coke Can

Trying to make fire from the polished bottom of a soda can.


Box of See's Candy Costume

Eight-foot See's Candy Halloween Costume


Dwight Shrute Bobblehead Costume

Giant Bobblehead Costume


The Light Sharpener

12 foot parabolic dish covered in 800 mirrors and pointed at the sun


American Idol Judges Costume

Randy, Paula and Simon judges costume


Sudoku Costume

Giant Sudoku Game Costume


Infinite Candelabra

Making an infinite field of tea candles with mirrors



Hospital Childbirth

Well, I helped a little.


Solar Parabola

Trying to boil water with an array of mirrors focusing the sun


Hero's Engine

Transforming heat to motion with the simplest mechanism possible.


Devo Hats

Making Devo Hats for Nick's Guitar Hero Party.


Fandango Paper Bag Hand Puppet Costume

Giant Paper Bag hand puppet costume.


Doctor Octopus Costume

Doctor Octopus and Spiderman costume


Jenga Costume

Jenga stacking game costume


Banana Skin Coat

Making a Coat from the skin of bananas


Paper Mache Alien Fisherman

A paper mache sculpture for an alien restaurant



Optical illusion for confounding free-throw shooters at basketball games.


State of California Costume

A California costume made of foam sheet.


Paper Mache Satan

six-foot satan statue


Spring Shoes

Adding bedsprings to shoes


Aluminum Foil Wings

Building a harness and wings from corragated plastic and aluminum foil


Fire From Two Sticks

Trying to make fire with two sticks


Paper Mache Hummingbird

Paper mache hummingbird statue


Paparazzi Costume

The costume that won the ILM halloween costume contest


Matchstick Cats

matchstick and newspaper cat sculptures for the fourth of July


Fish Head Costume

Giant expanding foam and hamster ball mask


Building the California State Fair

Backstage at the County Fair exhibits at the California State Fair


Ketchup Packet Bear

Shooting practice with a 12-foot bear covered in a thousand ketchup packets


Continent of Africa Costume

Cardboard Africa Costume


Push to Cross Sign

Painted traffic signal


Giant Paper Mache Globe

Easy sculpture with an excruciating paint job.


Paper Mache Alien

Extra large party decor


Cat Coffin

Wooden Coffin design for a beloved cat


Paper Mache Elvis

My first life-sized paper mache sculpture


Index of Costumes

A list of the costumes only


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